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While engineering techniques have solved a few historical mysteries, there are many more to shed light upon, whether that is using micro-CT scanning, hyperspectral imaging or completely new technology. 

But in order to crack codes, reveal stitches or injuries to ancient bones in the future, engineers are working to preserve artefacts so they can be studied in years to come.

Our next unique Ingenia live! event will look at real-life case studies that used different engineering techniques to help reveal secrets from the past. 

"Forensic engineering is a fascinating field
which has been opened up by innovations in technology. 
This event is a great opportunity for you to engage with the experts 
and find out how they did it!"

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng

Programme

6.00pm Registration
6.30pm

Welcome and introduction by Chair

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng, Editor-in-Chief of Ingenia magazine

6.35pm

From nanoindentation to Richard III

Professor Sarah Hainsworth FREng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

6.50pm

Scanning the Megalosaurus jaw: How engineers help discover mysteries hidden with an iconic fossil

Professor Mark Williams, Project Evaluation Technologies Group Leader, WMG, The University of Warwick

7.05pm

Revealing ESMERALDA – a Vasco da Gama Shipwreck

David Mearns, Project Director, Blue Water Recoveries

7.20pm Q and A session
7.50pm Networking reception
8.30pm End of event

Following the presentations, all attendees are invited to enjoy some time networking with other delegates as well as speakers, and to sample some delicious burgers.

Ingenia live! events bring to life the stories featured within the pages of  Ingenia Magazine , and aim to appeal to anyone who has an interest in engineering, whether they are already engineers or students thinking about studying engineering. 

Tickets

Tickets for this event cost £10.00 including VAT.

Student registration is free of charge. Please contact Lucy Webb to register for student tickets. Proof of student ID will be required on admission. 

Cancellations 

All cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to  Events Team  . A request for cancellation (and refund) will be accepted up to Tuesday 19 September 2016. Royal Academy of Engineering must make commitments to suppliers at that time and making changes will result in additional costs or penalties. If the cancellation request is received after the deadline, we cannot issue a refund.